One Direction Movie

Briefly: Whether you’re a parent or just familiar with popular culture, you’re likely aware the latest in a long line of teen pop groups, One Direction, is about to get its own movie. The film is called One Direction: This Is Us, and it is directed by Super Size Me and Comic Con Episode IV filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. (Indeed, the main reasons we’re posting this trailer is out of respect for Spurlock, and morbid curiosity to see if 1D is any different from all the pop groups that have come before them.)

If Jon Chu can make Justin Bieber watchable, maybe Spurlock can do the same here. The film is out August 30. Check out the trailer below. Read More »

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TriStar Pictures has released the first trailer for the Morgan Spurlock-directed One Direction 3D movie. The trailer makes it seem more of a puff-piece documentary than the cash-grab 3D concert film most were expecting. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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I can’t claim to know anything about the boy band One Direction, though a quick and easy search tells me they’re kids from England and Ireland who have been releasing records for two years after being discovered via the show The X Factor, and whose management has done a pretty good job of selling. At a time when no one moves records any more, these kids sell a lot: three million copies worldwide of their debut record, for example. They’ve got two platinum singles and one triple-platinum singles in an era when the notion of single sales seems so bygone that I bet a lot of people might not even know what “triple-platinum” means.

They’ve even got a concert film that came out late this past spring on DVD. Now they’re going to have another, and it will be a big theatrical 3D thing, and Morgan Spurlock is going to direct, presumably because there is a serious payday waiting at the end of that process. Read More »

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